3 Roughriders free to leave Canada

Three Saskatchewan Roughriders who are facing aggravated assault charges will be allowed to leave the country, a Regina provincial court judge has decided.

U.S.-born players facing aggravated assault charges

Three Saskatchewan Roughriders who are facing aggravated assault charges will be allowed to leave the country, a Regina provincial court judge has decided.

Taj Smith, Dwight Anderson and Eron Riley are accused of seriously injuring a 20-year-old man outside a bar on Regina's Dewdney Avenue last summer.

Earlier this month, Riley had a court condition changed so he could return home to Georgia.

This morning, a judge decided that Smith and Anderson will also be allowed to leave the country — Anderson is from Missouri while Smith's home is in Houston.

The changes to their release conditions were approved the same day a Rider parade and rally was being held to celebrate the team's Grey Cup win on Sunday.

Defence lawyers dealt with the case and none of the three accused was present in court for the proceedings.

Under the conditions of their release, all three men have to keep the peace, stay out of bars and clubs, and avoid drugs and alcohol.

The charges are back in court on Dec. 19.

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